May 22, 2015 - Industry News
The technology allows drivers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction, and the truck controls the steering and limits vehicle speed.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, 2016-MY
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is introducing two new trim levels for its 50th anniversary Mustang to honor the 1960s heritage of the iconic vehicle.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Trim Levels, 2016-MY
May 4, 2015 - Global News
Ford has announced a $2.5 billion investment in two new facilities building a new generation of engines and transmissions in the states of Chihuahua and Guanjuato, Mexico, respectively.
Tags: Mexico, Ford, Transmissions, Engines
May 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford, 2016-MY
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
With this new expansion, the safety recall now covers nearly 546,000 Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.
Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, 2011-MY, Lincoln MKZ, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Lincoln
April 30, 2015 - Industry News
The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, TCO, Vincentric
April 29, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Lincoln dealers will update the body control module software so that the lamps don't shine so intensely that they affect the vision of oncoming drivers.
Tags: Lincoln, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
Nearly 520,000 Ford vehicles in North America are at risk for road salt-related corrosion that may cause steering gear motor attachment bolts to fracture.
Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Road Salt, Lincoln MKZ, Corrosion, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars
Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in Ford Transit Connect, Focus, Edge, Escape and Fiesta vehicles.
Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, Subcompact Cars, Compact SUVs
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
The recall affects nearly 390,000 vehicles in North America that may have defective door latches.
Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars, Subcompact Cars, 2012-MY, 2014-MY, 2013-MY
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, Ford, 2015-MY, NHTSA
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.
Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers
April 21, 2015 - Global News
Ford previewed the new Ford Tourneo for China’s premium MPV market at Auto Shanghai 2015.
Tags: China, Ford, Shanghai Auto Show, Ford Tourneo, Jiangling
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
Ford will ramp up the use of carbon fiber in its vehicles as a light-weighting strategy, following an agreement with supplier DowAksa to lead to high-volume automotive use of the material that's most been used in exotic, luxury vehicles.
Tags: Ford, Carbon Fiber, Lightweighting, Specialty Cars, Vehicle Manufacturing
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Ford, Aluminum
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.
Tags: Parking, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Liberty Mutual, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting
March 27, 2015 - Global News
The new Ford Everest made its debut in Thailand. The SUV can carry up to seven passengers.
Tags: SUV, Ford, Thailand, Ford Everest
March 25, 2015 - Industry News
The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.
Tags: Ford Explorer, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs
March 20, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.
Tags: Recycling, Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, Seats
Ford has reached a production milestone of 5 million EcoBoost engines with a Ford Focus equipped with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine built at the Michigan Assembly Plan in Wayne.
Tags: EcoBoost, Ford, Engines, Ford F-150, Turbocharging
March 17, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is renewing a partnership with Microsoft to expand its car connectivity services with a new cloud-based network called Microsoft Azure, after cutting ties last year with the software giant.
Tags: Microsoft, Ford SYNC, Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Infotainment Systems, Cloud-Based Technology
March 13, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package with its 2015 F-150 pickup that increases the payload and towing capabilities for fleet and other commercial users.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Towing, Payload, Ford, 2015-MY
Ford has begun production of its 2015 F-150 pickup at the Kansas City Assembly Plant about four months after it began building aluminum-body trucks at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Assembly Plant, Full-Size Pickups
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